Dietetic Internship What, where, when and how?
What? • To gain entry level skills and competencies in the three areas of dietetic practice (administrative, clinical and community) • To understand and incorporate Standards of Practice There are three routes for dietetic practicum • DC Match (or post-degree) • Integrated with undergraduate degree • Accompanying a graduate degree • See the DC web site for more details
Where? – DC Match • See: DC web site under career in nutrition • DC Members Only site has more details: • Key features • Program features • Brochures in Library • Also see latest employment statistics of new graduates!
Where? – MSVU Integrated • Bulletin Board outside E366 • Current and long term agreements • Don’t find your own • Relocation for placements • Be prepared to move and explore new locations and opportunities • It is against program policy to contact potential placements • risk to you, program and university • See the Department Applied Human Nutrition web site for more information: http://www.msvu.ca/nutrition/
Where? – With Graduate Degree • Meant to facilitate graduate studies • Not an “easy” route to internship • Separate from the MScAHN degree • Internship competencies are the same as for the internship integrated with undergraduate or DC Match programs • See DC web site for internships with graduate programs • Variations on costs and focus
When? • DC Match • Apply by 30 Jan prior to graduation • Integrated • Apply by 15 Dec in third year of BScAHN • Graduate (MScAHN) • Apply by 1 March for a September admission
How? – DC Match • See process outlined on DC Members Only site • Application form available electronically from DC Program Coordinator • Review application form
How – MSVU Integrated • Application forms available from Internship Office • Transcripts and GPA’s • Confidential reports (references) • Who to ask? • Professional • Employer • Faculty • Faculty interviews • Written challenge ( early Jan, 1 hour) • Resume – provide detail
Questions? • What does it take to get in? • Tangibles and intangibles • Admission requirements • Who does the selection and what are they looking for? • See IEP Policy and Procedure Manual (PDF available on Web site) for selection criteria • What are the statistics on success rates? • What will I do if I don’t get in? • Other?